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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Betty say that Jonathan organized for his wife that she never showed up for?
2. How tall is Juanita?
3. What is Rachel's position on nouvelle cuisine?
4. Whose birthday party does Rachel forget to go to?
5. What does Marvin take from the fruit basket in Rachel's hospital room?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Richard Finkel's character.
2. Does Rachel enjoy giving cooking demonstrations?
3. How do Arthur and Julie keep Rachel entertained in the hospital?
4. How did Rachel get into the food writing business?
5. What does Julie tell Rachel about Mark's promise not to see Thelma anymore?
6. Describe Arthur's physical appearance.
7. Describe Juanita's character.
8. In what way does Rachel seem to be hoping that her marriage will return to normal after Nathaniel is born?
9. Describe Rachel's labor.
10. Describe Richard's proposal to Rachel.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the setting of New York City and its influence on Rachel. How does the city offer Rachel more possibilities? When she returns to New York, what support system does she have there? What does she like about the specialty shops in New York?
Essay Topic 2
What kind of person is Mark? Why does he persuade Rachel to return to Washington even though he has no intention of being faithful to her? What does that suggest about his personality?
Essay Topic 3
How is humor used in this novel in an effective way? Does Rachel like to use humor to deal with serious, distressing experiences? How so? Provide specific textual examples to support your ideas.
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